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Days Inn Vancouver Downtown

Days Inn Vancouver Downtown is a 3 star hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 921 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Central location, free Wi-Fi, friendly staff, and clean (but small) rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as small
  • Several guests thought that the decor and furnishings were dated
  • A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by street noise

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Aug 22, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located in downtown Vancouver and is a 3 minute walk from the harbourfront, the Vancouver Convention Centre, and the cruise ship terminal. This hotel is ideally situated for tourists and business travellers looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all 85 rooms include free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a safe, and a flat-screen TV. Self parking is available for $15 per night and pets are not permitted. 

There are multiple on-site dining options. The Chelsea Restaurant and Lounge serves daily breakfast (beginning at 7:00am) and lunch on weekdays. Smileys Public House offers pub fare and is open daily from 11:00am - 12:00am.

On-site amenities include dry cleaning (extra fees apply), coin-operated laundry machines, meeting rooms, and ice and vending machines.

The Vancouver Lookout (observation tower with a viewing deck 550 feet above ground) is a 5 minute walk from this proeprty. The Vancouver Art Gallery and Pacific Centre Mall are both about a 7-minute walk away. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (performing arts venue) is an 11-minute walk away, while B.C. Place Stadium and Rogers Arena are both 16 minute away on foot.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 25-30 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
The Good
Most guests, among the reviews used for this analysis, found the location of this hotel convenient for accessing downtown attractions, the Vancouver Convention Centre, and the cruise ship terminal on foot.

Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and a few guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently described as friendly, helpful, accommodating, and quick to provide recommendations and directions.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. 

A couple of guests described the free Wi-Fi as reliable. A couple of other reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.

The Bad
Many guests, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, described their rooms as small.

Several reviewers also thought that the decor and furnishings appeared dated, with one guest describing damaged upholstery and burnt-out light bulbs.

A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise. These reviewers described loud music and rowdy patrons of a neighbouring bar, while one guest found the ice and vending machines to be loud and disruptive.

A couple of reviewers thought that the parking fee ($15 per night) was expensive. A couple of other guests complained about the slow elevator.

Isolated complaints included: difficulty locating the parking facility and expensive breakfast menu at the on-site restaurant.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.0 out of 5.0, with 82% of 91 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #56 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, based on 114 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.8 out of 5.0, from 102 guest reviews.
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Guest Reviews
7.3
Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.3 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 118
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Days Inn Vancouver Downtown is #69 out of 95 hotels in Vancouver ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Canmore, AB CA rated Days Inn Vancouver Downtown 5 out of 10 on April 25, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Stay in Vancouver"
"I stayed at that Hotel of recommendation of a friend but I can't advise it further. The Location is great. The rooms are just not up to today's standards. In all fairness the housekeeping was great. Front Desk is also very friendly."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Naruepon from Bangkok, TH rated Days Inn Vancouver Downtown 7 out of 10 on October 23, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Victora, BC CA rated Days Inn Vancouver Downtown 8 out of 10 on June 27, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Luggage Storage
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines
  • Self Laundry

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7.3
Good

#69 out of 95 hotels in Vancouver city based on 118 guest reviews

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